• Technology Services for Students

Suffolk University provides a wide range of technology services for students through Information Technology Services (ITS), the College of Arts & Sciences Office of Academic Technology, the Sawyer School's Office of Technology Management, and for residential students, Residential Computing Services.

Recommended Hardware and Software

Students may use either Windows-based PCs or Apple computers. Portable computers may be used on campus with the University Wi-Fi system, and with printers in some computer labs.While there is no standard configuration, the University offers guidelines for students, and provides access to discount computer purchase programs through Hewlett Packard and Apple. 

Software requirements may vary in some departments. Most programs are available to students in educational versions at a significant discount.

Computer Labs

Computer Labs are available for student use at

The College of Arts & Sciences 

Sawyer School of Business

Suffolk Law School

Residence Halls

Please check for hours, days of operation, and availability of resources.


All students have access to the University email system, and are supplied with a University email address at umail.suffolk.edu. All email correspondence sent by the University to students is sent to the suffolk.edu address, and students are responsible for reading their email.

Complete information about email for students is provided on the Suffolk University Web Site


MySuffolk is the University Portal for students, faculty, and staff.  Registration, the Blackboard learning system, other online tools, and communities are accessed through MySuffolk.


Blackboard is a web-based learning management system enables students to access faculty-provided course material, calendars and announcements, and allows faculty and students to communicate outside of the classroom. Students can access their Blackboard courses anytime, anywhere from any browser by logging into MySuffolk and selecting the Blackboard tab.

For assistance, please contact the Help Desk or Academic Computing Services. After regular hours, please call the 24 hour Blackboard support line at 1-866-866-4861

Wireless Access

Wireless internet access is available to all Suffolk students in all University buildings.  Please see our Wieless Setup Instructions for detailed instructions on how to connect to our wireless network. For assistance with  access to wireless, please contact the Help Desk. Residential students may contact Residential Computing Services for assistance with connecting to the network within the residence halls.

Policies and Procedures

Students using university resources, including computer labs, or accessing University networks or domains must abide by Suffolk University Policies and Prodedures. These include, but are not limited to, student handbooks, and information about File Sharing, Email use (see Email for Students), Responsible Computer Use, Copyright Policy, and any statutes that may apply to the University, its students or employees.

Emergency Communication System

In the event of an emergency on campus, you will be contacted electronically via home and cell phone, text message and email.  In the event of a school closing due to weather or other non-emergency, you will be notified only at your Suffolk email address and cell phone.

All students are required to provide emergency contact information before arriving on campus.